Scotland-bound passenger jet from US declares mid-air emergency

The plane was scheduled to land at Edinburgh Airport
The plane was scheduled to land at Edinburgh Airport
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A FLIGHT into Edinburgh Airport from the US has been diverted this morning after a medical emergency on board.

United Airlines flight UA146 from Washington Dulles International Airport was scheduled to land in the Capital at 10.40am.

But the Evening News understands it has been diverted to Dublin after someone fell ill in the cabin.

The flight took off shortly before 10.30pm local time and landed in the Irish capital shortly before 10am this morning.

The pilot is understood to have headed for Dublin as the nearest landfall while crossing the Atlantic.

The husband of a passenger told the Evening News: "They were told because of a medical emergency they'd be landing in Dublin.

"They didn't give any more details but the crew looked seriously stressed."

A United Airlines spokesman said: "United flight 146 (Washington/Dulles-Edinburgh) diverted to Dublin today due to a passenger requiring medical attention.

"The aircraft subsequently departed Dublin and arrived at Edinburgh Airport today at 12:43 p.m. local time."